Load balancer overview

GKE on AWS supports multiple AWS load balancers and Cloud Service Mesh.

The following table lists the different load balancer options and how to get started with them.

Type OSI Layer and Connections supported Instructions
AWS Classic Elastic Load Balancers (ELB) Layer 4: (TCP and UDP) Network load balancer
AWS Network Load Balancers Layer 4 (TCP and UDP) Network load balancer
AWS Application Load Balancers Layer 7 (HTTP) HTTP load balancer
Cloud Service Mesh gateway Layer 4 (TCP), Layer 5 (TLS), and layer 7 (HTTP) Install Cloud Service Mesh, Install and upgrade gateways, Ingress Gateway